When I posted this article to social media, this is what I said:
I just saved this sentence from the article to my quotations library because I know I’m going to be referencing it repeatedly.
“Reinventing yourself lets you become the real you by unlearning the blueprint that was forced on you to become the current you.”
It’s a good one, and it sums up a lot of where I’m at in life right now.
I feel like I’m poised for another reinvention. I’ve felt this way for a while. I’ve done it a few times in my life and it’s always proven beneficial. My current iteration of self has been more or less consistently the same for a couple of decades now. Work. Relationships. Lifestyle. Projects. Virtually every aspect of life. They’ve all remained in the same ballpark and there’s a big part of me itching for some changes. This is without a doubt the longest stretch of my life that’s functioned with the same basic elements at play. That feels oddly uncomfortable.
When I talk to friends, many of them appear to feel the same about their lives. I think it’s part of the human condition for many of us. Change feels more normal for some of us than the constancy of predictability. My life is currently eminently predictable. I’m souring on predictable.
Do I know 100% where I’m going with this reinvention? No, I do not. But it’s something I’ve been mulling and preparing for over the last couple of years and I think the time is near. Stay tuned. I have no idea what my life’s going to look like in a year or two or five, but it should be interesting.